Bikers United to Defend Driving Safely

B.U.D.'S Foundation is an Education and Support organization that educates the public to be more aware of community-at-large issues, motorcyclists and motorists on the road and also educates safety on the roads and communities. B.U.D.'S is mostly known to provide emotional and monetary support to the community, injured riders, and families of fallen.

Help the Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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 B.U.D.'S Foundation has several levels of sponsorship that support our Injured Riders Fund, Families of the Fallen Riders Scholarship Fund, Community Initiatives, Awareness & Safety Campaigns, and the B.U.D.'S Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Help the Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

Bikers United to Defend Driving Safely

B.U.D.'S Foundation is an Education and Support organization: that educates the public to be more aware of motorcyclists on the road and also educates motorcyclists to be safer riders. B.U.D.'S is also a support organization for the motorcycle community in a variety of ways but mainly to provide emotional and monetary support to the families of injured and fallen riders.

Help the Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

The Reason we use the word "Foundation"

The reason that we use the word "Foundation" is Jesus says that life is a process of building. If it stands that test of time and is able to weather the storms, it must be built on a solid foundation. Jesus Christ is that foundation according to 1 Corinthians 3:11.


Board of Directors

In addition to a good "Foundation", quality materials, ingredients and workmanship must go into the building of a good life. B.U.D.'S Foundation has put that strength back into the community with scholarships, community-give-a-ways, Christmas wish lists, economic assistant, mentoring, tutoring programs, and collaboration with Bike Safe NC officers, North Carolina Motorcycle Dealers Association and the community.

PFC Marcellus Farmer IV

Who We Are

B.U.D.'S Foundation or Bikers United to Defend Driving Safely is a non-profit tax-exempt organization founded in memory of  Marine veteran Private 1st Class Marcellus Farmer IV also known as Bud who died September 2011.

Our Mission

The Mission of the B.U.D.'S Foundation is to raise advocacy and education in Awareness and Safety in our community as a Unity on all levels of riding from the experienced to the beginner. We further affirm that we are dedicated to establishing and developing Awareness and Safety events and programs within our community as well as our unyielding support and dedication to injured riders and families of the fallen whenever possible.

Our Vision

Seeing a need for fellowship and encouragement through Awareness and Safety for the Love of Riding, we formed our organization. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of the amazing communities!

B.U.D.'S Foundation is a recognized not-for-profit foundation that provides opportunities for fellowship and encouragement through Awareness and Safety for the Love of Riding. This will be done through utilizing media and informational outlets, and hosting seminars and programs geared to the riding community while showing Faith, Love, Understanding, and Compassion to those injured riders and the families of the Fallen.

Color Book on Stand

Service Project

B.U.D.'S Foundation Children's Activity & Coloring Books is a special project that has provided a smile and a fun and educated way for youth to learn about safety even on their bicycle. Coloring has the ability to relax even the most restless mind.
Support by purchasing a book today!

Christopher Artis 2015-2016 Scholarship recipient

Fallen Riders Scholarship

Each year, B.U.D.'S Foundation presents scholarships in memory of Fallen Riders. Some recipients may be children of Fallen Riders while others were nominated within the community.

buds tshirt

B.U.D.'S Store

Purchase an item from the B.U.D.'S Foundation store knowing that 100% of your donation goes to support other riders or families in need. You will find that not only will you like wearing our shirts, but you will feel great knowing that you have helped another rider or the family of a fallen rider because All Lives Matter!



13th Annual B.U.D.’S Legacy of Giving Weekend

Sep 08, 2023 6:00PM—Sep 10, 2023 10:30AM

Bulldog Harley Davidson Smithfield NC Stay Tuned - More Details to Come

B.U.D.’S Foundation Board Meeting

Jun 04, 2022


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Cycle Max Annual Bike Blessing

Since 2013, B.U.D.’S Foundation has supported and been a part of the Annual Bike Blessing held at Cycle Max Wilson. This blessing of the bikes ...
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2022 PROC Charity Donation Recipient

January 13-16, 2022, brought the 18th Annual MC PROfessional Convention aka The PRO to the State of North Carolina. The Mission of the MC Professional ...
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B.U.D.'S Foundation is a donation-based 501 ( c)(3) organization. Those donations are to help injured riders based on financial need with expenses such as medical bills, utilities, food, or other life necessities as long as there are funds available and the criteria are met. Assistance may also be available to families of fallen riders' families. We believe that Awareness and Safety are everyone's responsibility thus those requesting assistance are asked to complete a simple application process.



It is a fact that Riders can experience some of the worst injuries. And their injuries can reflect just show just such, and insurance doesn't always meet the medical needs or provide the items needed. If you need a walker, scooter, crutches, wheelchairs, shower chairs or other medical equipment, just ask. IF we can obtain it or IF we have it, we will loan it to you for however long you need it. This is a donation based part of our foundation program, thus we rely on medical equipment to be able to loan it out. If you have a piece of medical equipment you are no longer using, please contact us so we can arrange for pick up and or drop off.



An accident can be a traumatic experience for both the rider as well as the family members. To have someone to talk to about your accident can be a big help. Whether if is the rider that needs to talk to or their family member, we have a Comfort Team who provides a listening ear. Although, we are not counselors, we serve as a Team of Volunteers and Officers who have been through similar experiences. We can also refer you to those professionals if you need. After accidents, people call to ask for prayers, but so many ask for more. We have a network of Ambassadors from churches, organizations, and motorcycle ministries who will reach out to offer spiritual support when requested.



B.U.D.'S Foundation is always compassionate when it comes to sharing the need for everyone to have life insurance in place because it is not What but When. When it comes to funerals or memorials, planning alone is both overwhelming and a financial burden for many. We have volunteers of dedicated Insurance professionals who can explain planning with you. And if you experience losing a loved one who has little to no insurance it can cause additional stress. If the funds are available, B.U.D.'S Foundation can contribute to the cost of the funeral whenever financially possible.

Injured Riders Fund

If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident, please complete the Contact Us information and someone will be in touch within 24 hours. All requests must be submitted in writing so a member of our Comfort Team will reach out to you for additional information.


A nonprofit is as strong as the community that holds it up. Together, we can do more than we can do alone. Let's bring our abilities and passions together to affect real change.

There are many ways to join us and support our mission. Contact us to find out  more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways that you can get  our message to your friends and family.